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  • Atherosclerosis

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    Disease of the arteries called atherosclerosis is medical condition characterized with accumulation of fatty material on the internal walls of the blood vessels that has impact on the blood flow. Medical experts warn that this medical condition is quite severe as it may lead to cardiac arrest, brain hemorrhages or even death. Doctors explain that the bad habits significantly worsen this issue, and some of the most common mistakes are: eating a lot of fat, smoking, lack of physical activity, overweight

  • What Is Atherosclerosis?

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    Atherosclerosis is a chronic disease that can beginning in childhood or adolescence. Atherosclerosis is defined as a buildup of fatty material, such as cholesterol, in the walls of blood vessels. There are three progressive states of excess fatty material in the blood vessel walls: fatty streak, intermediate lesion, and a fibrous lesion. A fatty streak is a line of yellow fatty material in the blood vessel wall, and as the streak becomes larger it is then called an intermediate lesion then a fibrous

  • What is Atherosclerosis?

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    Introduction Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease that causes formation of plaques under the intimal layer of the blood vessel wall. As the plaque grows and calcifies, it narrows the blood vessel lumen and decreases blood flow to the downstream tissue. Also, risk of plaque rupture increases. Plaque rupture leads to platelet adhesion that results in a thrombus, which occludes the artery. Occlusion of the coronary arteries results in myocardial infarction. Pathologies affecting small and medium

  • Atherosclerosis Case

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    The initial step in coronary artery disease (CAD) is the formation of atherosclerosis. The build up of plaque is called atherosclerosis. CAD is a progressive disease that most commonly presents as angina. The beginning of CAD is thought

  • Atherosclerosis Research Paper

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    Atherosclerosis is the hardening and narrowing of arteries, which quietly and gradually blocks arteries, putting blood flow at risk, according to WebMD. Plaque gathers up in the arteries and is composed of fatty substances, calcium, fibrin, cholesterol, and waste products from cells. It can completely or partly cut off the blood in the artery. One of two things can happen in the area where the plaque is building up in the artery: a piece of the plaque may break off or a blood clot may form on the

  • Research Paper On Atherosclerosis

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    Introduction Atherosclerosis is the other name for arteriosclerosis, which means arterial hardness. Arteries carry blood from the heart to the other parts of the body. Healthy arteries are flexible, sufficiently elastic and strong. Arterial stiffness is common in everyone as they age, which can lead to restriction of blood flow to the vital organs. This decrease in blood flow might result in heart attack and stroke. This article discusses various strong and good scientific evidences of dietary supplements

  • The Cardiovascular System Of Atherosclerosis

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    The cardiovascular system is composed of thousands of tubes, known as blood vessels that blood travels in. Blood is constantly being pumped to and from the heart through arteries and veins, respectively. Oxygen, nutrients, water, wastes are just some of the substances moving throughout the body via the blood vessels. Because this system is very complex, many issues can occur which inhibit the cardiovascular system from doing its job. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a category of diseases that

  • The Prevelence and Effects of Atherosclerosis

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    2014) and with Atherosclerosis being one of the top diseases among African Americans and obese children. Atherosclerosis is described as the disease of clogged arteries from buildup of plaque, causing arteries to become narrow, thick, and stiff which makes blood flow very difficult to pass. As many factors do contribute to the growth of this disease, this literature review will discuss the factors of the African American race as well as children being affected by Atherosclerosis. The substances

  • Atherosclerosis : A Serious Condition

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    Atherosclerosis can be a serious condition; it is when the arteries become clogged by fatty substances such as plaques or atheroma. This causes arteries to become narrow and harden which can restrict blood flow preventing organs from functioning properly (Williams 2000). (Getty Images 2015) There are multiple things that can cause atherosclerosis; being a smoker can cause damage to the walls of the arteries, platelets then clump together to try to repair it this will cause the arteries to become

  • Vascular Lymphatic System And Atherosclerosis

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    Vascular Lymphatic System/Atherosclerosis Jazmin Fontan Bryant & Stratton College AHLT120: Anatomy and Physiology-1 Dr. Pamela K. Hannaman, MS, ND, CPC, CMRS, CCMA November 18, 2015 Narrowing and hardening of the artery walls causing buildup of fatty tissues (plaque), cholesterol and other substances, which may restrict blood flow is referred to as atherosclerosis. Having restriction of blood flow develops damage to a patients’ organs and also increases the risk of heart attacks, blood